The Institute of Historical Research of the National Hellenic Research Foundation, one of the most important establishments for the research and study of Greek history (ancient, medieval and modern) at an international level, is pleased to announce the organisation of its fourth Summer School on Ancient Greek and Roman Numismatics, to take place at its premises in Athens, from June 27th to July 7th 2023.

The ten-day intensive Summer School aims at familiarising those who have little or no background with the discipline of numismatics by offering a series of introductory courses, visits to major numismatic collections in Athens, as well as guided visits to archaeological sites in Athens and Attica.

The courses provide a chronological survey of ancient Greek and Roman coinage (from the pre-monetary period down to Roman times), combined with lectures on numismatic methodology, as well as other specialised topics.

The lecturers are researchers at the hosting Institution (Institute of Historical Research of the National Hellenic Research Foundation), and experts in Greek and Roman numismatics from Universities in Greece and abroad.

Each year a distinguished visiting scholar is invited to develop a special topic. Our visiting scholar for 2023 is Thomas Faucher, Researcher at the Centre d’Études Alexandrines (UAR 3134 CNRS/Ifao), a specialist on Ptolemaic coinage. In his lectures he will discuss coinage minted in Egypt particularly during the Hellenistic period, Athenian imitations found in Egypt, as well as questions concerning the fabrication process and metallic analysis of ancient coins.

The Summer School on Numismatics is addressed to undergraduates, postgraduate students and PhD candidates in History, Archaeology and Art History, to historians and archaeologists, but also to individuals with a special interest in numismatics.

The number of participants is limited. The participants will be selected by a Scientific Committee following a thorough assessment of the application and the CV of the candidates. The courses will be taught in English. All participants will receive a certificate of participation.

The final deadline for applying is Friday March 31st 2023 (23.59 EET)

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